material comparisons

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Tarot Alley uses the Rider Waite type of deck for our meanings, symbols, interpretations, etc.

When determining the Two of Coins tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Coins card and a Two. The Suit of Coins represents the material world. Twos represent debate, duality, and partnership.

In this way, we can determine that the Two of Coins represents material comparisons.

Take a look at the Rider-Waite Two of Coins displayed to the left (or above).

What is your first impression?

Who is this figure? What are they doing? Why?

Is this the infinity symbol or not? If so, what does it represent? If not, what is it?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, just your interpretation.

Astrology: Jupiter in Capricorn
Element: Earth
Numerology: 2 (debate, duality, partnership)

Common Symbols

  • A Juggler: to represent careful balance

Keywords & Concepts

  • Budgeting
  • Decision
  • Diagnosis
  • Evaluation

The Two of Coins for Personal Growth

Affirmation: Before taking action, I consider costs.

How do you determine value? Before you can determine what matters and what doesn’t, you must understand your own value system.

Making a choice becomes significantly easier when you understand what you value and why.

Ask Yourself:

  • What are your values? What action would they dictate today?
  • What values govern your decisions?
  • How willing are you to sacrifice a little bit now in order to have more later on?
  • Given your current situation, which course of action will give you more of what you really need?
  • What course of action best suits your long-term goals?
  • In your situation, what happens if you ask for help? What happens if you do what you can do without asking for additional resources?
  • Would your decision be easier if you excluded emotional factors?
  • How might your decision differ if you could make it without incurring the disapproval of others?

Interpreting the Two of Coins

Generally, the Two of Coins represents material comparisons. This is a time of options and comparisons. What’s best? Well, that depends on you and your values.

You’ll likely find yourself weighing your options right now. Examples include comparisons at work (time versus money), when buying something new (price versus features), and more.

The choices aren’t always easy and sometimes a second opinion can help (although they can also add confusion).

Ultimately you have to make the choice that is best for you.

The Reversed Two of Coins

How you read reversals is a personal choice. You can ignore reversals and read them as if the card is upright (this is what I often choose to do) or you can interpret reversals as variations of what they would mean upright. There are 3 common ways to read reversals: as a negative interpretation, as an opposite interpretation, or as a block on the upright interpretation. Check out How to Read Reversals for more information.

Typically, a reversed Two of Coins represents bad choices. Examples include:

  • Endless price comparisons
  • Not making a decision based on fear of finding something better later
  • Ignoring your values when making purchases
  • Breaking or ignoring your budget

Examples of the Two of Coins

Specific Interpretations

Specific situations are the general interpretation (from above) used for a specific situation (love, career, etc). There is no need to memorize these (or even look them up) if you understand the general interpretation. However, here are some basic interpretations for some specific situations:


This is going to sound cold but, consider the pros and cons of your relationship.

Sometimes we do things just because it’s what we’ve been doing. It’s convenient to ignore the negatives of a relationship on a daily basis but is that best? If you never consider the cons, you never know that they’re outweighed (or not_ by the pros.


Strive for a healthy work-life balance.


Identify your skills and talents and how you can use them to benefit your spirituality.

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The Two of Coins tarot card meaning is all about material comparisons. Figure out what you value to make the necessary comparisons in your life easier.

Once you feel comfortable with the Two of Coins tarot card meaning, check out the next card in the tarot deck: the Three of Coins Tarot Card Meaning.


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